Nursing License and Renewal North Carolina

Unravel the Charm of North Carolina

No one is really sure why North Carolina is called the Tar Heel State, but there's one thing that's indisputable — people are migrating to this southern state in droves. With more than 1,500 lakes, 200 waterfalls and more paved miles of road than any other state, it's easy to see why. Cities such as Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh are all basking in the glory of this newfound fame and travel nurses flock to North Carolina throughout all four seasons for the chance to explore this beautiful state and its numerous job opportunities.

At AMN Healthcare, we can help you throughout the North Carolina nursing license process. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to support. Also, we can help you find your next North Carolina travel nursing job.

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About the North Carolina License Process

North Carolina Is a Part of the Nurse Licensure Compact

Nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license but hold an active nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by an endorsement through the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). First-time licensees would apply for licensure by examination. All license applications, renewals, and verifications take place via the NCBON’s Nurse Gateway portal.

Obtaining a new North Carolina nursing license can take four weeks or more and the fees amount to $100.

Apply for your North Carolina Nursing License

  • Log in to the NCBON Nurse Gateway
  • Complete the online application for endorsement and submit the $150 fee

Show evidence of:

  • Completion of an approved nursing education program
  • Successful completion of NCLEX or SBTPE
  • Self-certification of mental and physical health
  • The unencumbered license in all jurisdictions where you hold or have held a license
  • Explanation and completion of any conditions for disciplinary or legal issues related to your nursing license.
  • Provide fingerprints and the appropriate forms and fees for a criminal background check.

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